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- In a gruff manner.
- 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 66:
- Bradly squatted on the flat rock to wash his legs, saying gruffly to Podson, "Better wash that dam' mud off; it sticks like hell when it's dry."
- 1956 , Johanna Spyri, Heidi, translation of original by Eileen Hall, page 48:
- 'Hey, what's that?' he exclaimed gruffly, staring searchingly at her as he took her hand.